A few weeks ago in pro tennis news, we had a couple of exciting Masters 1000 tournaments. This time we got to see several smaller tournaments and much more.
If you weren’t able to keep up with everything going on, we’ve got your back. Below are the tournament news/results, top headlines, and spotlight story from the last few weeks!
ATP & WTA Tournament News and Results: Belgrade Open 2, Lyon Open, Geneva Open, & More
Although it might not have been the biggest two weeks of tennis, a lot of players got some good practice for the upcoming French Open.
Belgrade Open 2 (ATP 250)
Singles: (1) Novak Djokovic defeated (Q) Alex Molcan 6-4, 6-3 to win the 2021 Belgrade Open 2.
Story: Although there wasn’t much competition in the draw of the 2nd 2021 Belgrade Open, Novak Djokovic would use the tournament as a solid tune-up for the 2021 French Open. He would only drop one set en route to the championship and would look to be in pretty good condition headed into the 2nd Grand Slam of the year.
Doubles: Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski defeated Andre Goransson and Rafael Matos 6-4, 6-1 to claim the title.
Belgrade Open 2 (WTA 250)
Singles: (4) Paula Badosa defeated Ana Konjuh 6-2, 2-0 (ret) to win the 2021 WTA Belgrade Open 2.
Story: The fourth-seeded Paula Badosa wouldn’t drop a single set as she cruised to a championship victory. Much like the men’s event, not a lot could be made of this tournament other than a solid showing from the champion headed into the 2021 French Open.
Doubles: (4) Aleksandra Krunic and Nina Stojanovic defeated Greet Minnen and Alison Van Uytvanck 6-0, 6-2 to win the title.
- Geneva Open (ATP 250)
- (3) Casper Ruud defeated (2) Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in singles.
- (2) John Peers and Michael Venus defeated Maximo Gonzalez and Simone Bolelli 6-2, 7-5 in doubles.
- Lyon Open (ATP 250)
- (2) Stefanos Tsitsipas defeated Cam Norrie 6-3, 6-3 in singles.
- (4) Tim Putz and Hugo Nys defeated (1) Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 in doubles.
- Emilia-Romagna Open (ATP 250)
- Sebastian Korda defeated Marco Cecchinato 6-2, 6-4 in singles.
- Simone Bolelli and Maximo Gonzalez defeated Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Oliver Marach 6-3, 6-3 in doubles.
- Emilia-Romagna Open (WTA 250)
- (3) Coco Gauff defeated (6) Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-3 in singles.
- (4) Coco Gauff and Caty McNally defeated (2) Andreja Klepac and Darija Jurak 6-3, 6-2 in doubles.
- Internationaux De Strasbourg (WTA 250)
- (5) Barbora Krejcikova defeated Sorana Cirstea 6-3, 6-3 in singles.
- (1) Alexa Guarachi and Desirae Krawczyk defeated Makoto Ninomiya Yang Zhaoxuan 6-2, 6-3 in doubles.
Following the slew of smaller tournaments this past couple of weeks, both tours will set their eyes on one of the biggest tournaments of the year at Roland Garros.
Here is a list of the upcoming pro tennis tournaments. If you’d like to read more about these tournaments, click on the links below.
Top 10 News Stories Around the Pro Tennis Tour
Here are our top 10 biggest stories from around the tennis world over the past two weeks.
- Jennifer Brady recently split ways with her coach following a successful partnership.
- Roger Federer was upset in his return to tennis but found positives in the match regardless.
- Coco Gauff won the Emilia-Romagna Open to claim the 2nd title of her still very young career.
- Simona Halep announced her withdrawal from the French Open due to a calf muscle injury.
- Iga Swiatek recently opened up on the pressure of defending her French Open title and many more things.
- Naomi Osaka announces that she won’t do press conferences at the 2021 French Open, cites mental health as her reason.
- The French-Wimbledon Double is the hardest consecutive title slam to win according to the experts.
- Dan Evans said he isn’t losing sleep over comments Dominic Thiem made about him as well as other players.
- American men are struggling heavily to succeed at the ATP level lately and it’s about as bad as it’s ever been.
- The Tennis Channel is hosting its first-ever Fantasy Tennis Experience and it’s worth looking into.
Spotlight Story: Hawk-Eye Live Electronic Line Calling To Be Used On The US Open Series
After several years of debate, Hawk-Eye Live Electronic Line Calling is going to be taking a large step in the right direction this year with its use at the US Open and several prior tournaments.
After this year’s Australian Open became the first Grand Slam in history to be played without line judges, the US Open, Atlanta Open, Citi Open, Toronto Open, Montreal Open, Western & Southern Open, Winston-Salem Open, and Tennis in the Land Open have announced they will be doing the same.
Although it might be controversial in some corners of the tennis community, most people would agree that consistently accurate line calling was long overdue.
If you would like to read the original piece, make sure to check out this article by Sport Techie.